|Up, up and away we go!|
|Halfway up we found this 'goat hotel'.|
(Do you see a couple on the right?)
Ramon, our awesome guide & friend,
with his machete & rubber boots.
|Isa in his flip flops... note how he's ahead of us!|
|Ramon makes a way|
|The 'trail' down... steep & slippery!|
About halfway down, Ramon found an avocado tree, filled with large, lovely fruit. Isa kicked off his shoes and quickly climbed up. Ramon used his machete to cut a long pole. He reached it up to one of the avocados, twisted it around the stem, and plop!, down it fell.
|Isa in the avocado tree.|
|So, so sweaty! And, this was only 2 hours in|
& well before the tree incident!
At one point I walked into a low-hanging tree branch and was more than a little surprised to rub my forehead and find blood all over my hand! Note to self: Thorns are sharp.
|With this much beauty to behold... Vale la pena!|
Like peanut butter spread on that delicious arepa, it’s in the combination that something new and amazing can happen. I look forward to more hikes, more chances to be a part of life here in the DR. To seeing God at work, fusing us together in ways which are more than any one of us alone, and more like His Son. And, if anyone has recommendations for good hiking boots, please let me know!!